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Subject: Re: BBC Sound Archives
From: "Richard Ranft bt openworld" richard6054
Date: Sun Sep 2, 2007 9:30 am ((PDT))

the recording you heard of the first bird song ever recorded is a caged 
Common Shama (Copyschus malabaricus) that Ludwig Koch, in 1889 at the age of 
eight, recorded on the Edison cylinder machine that his father had bought 
him at the local Leipzig fair.

You can read more about Ludwig Koch here:


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